• Melissa Layton is a custom maternity, newborn, baby, children and family photographer located in Harleysville, Pennsylvania and serves both Bucks and Montgomery Counties, the surrounding areas including Lansdale, Skippack, Pottstown, Hatfield and beyond. Her residential studio is located just one mile off the Lansdale exit on the Pennsylvania turnpike.

Baby Matilda, 7 days young | Havertown PA Newborn Photographer

I got to meet beautiful Matilda Clare just 7 days after she was born at Lankaneau Hospital. She’s absolutely precious—a gorgeous little girl with porcelain skin and amazing, full lips!:)I was looking forward to this session, and she was such a pleasure to photograph for sure!

Mom wanted some bold, strong jewel tones in purple. To be honest, I was a little reserved about it, since parents don’t often seem to care much for the deeper tones, and it was such a different pallet from my typical sessions. But now, I have to say, I love the gallery and the overall pallet—it just worked so well to give Mom exactly what she wanted. I couldn’t be happier with the results! And this little girl was already ticklish! I tried to use it to my advantage a few times and go some great smiles:)

This little girl is so amazing, and Mom called her a miracle:
Matilda was a blessing sent by God . . . and her brother, Callum, whom we tragically lost late term during his pregnancy. We know this to be true because we have come to find out that Matilda was actually conceived on his due date.

But recently, Mom and Dad were a blessing for me when I needed it. After they viewed their gallery, I received the most amazing feedback note. It was the kind of day that you just need an email like this in your inbox, and it came at the perfect time. (A little disclaimer: the “money shot” Mom is referring to was captured when Matilda was . . . less than kind to Mom—and her white shirt!)

Melissa . . . . I wish I had words! These are absolutely amazing! Everything I could have possibly wanted and have been imagining for oh so long now! You are so so talented. I mean the scale picture (or “money shot” as Matt calls it) with that smirk! Or the rug pictures?! And the orchid headband ones where Matilda looks like the little Faerie baby that she is?! I can’t even! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Again, thank you so much Melissa. We are simply thrilled.

Matthew & Maureen, thank you so much for bringing your gorgeous girl to me and allowing me to be part of this huge blessing in your life. And thank you for being a small blessing in my own life! I really hope to see your little family again soon.

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Thank you so much to Matilda’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Havertown PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

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Baby Nathan, 14 days young | Gilbertsville PA Newborn Photographer

I got to meet handsome little Nathan Morris 2 weeks after he was born at Phoenixville Hospital. He was so cute with these amazing, big cheeks! I couldn’t be happier with this session.

My favorite images from this session have to be the airplane ones. Nathan was such a great little sleeper for me, which was critical, since Mom and Dad were eying my large airplane. I haven’t used that prop in a while, so it was a real treat for me. And Nathan rocked that little plane, to his parents’ delight!

I also liked the pose where I wrapped him up like a little nugget—he looks just like a little package. Mom chose a pallet of navy and soft blue tones that complimented Nathan’s skin perfectly. What a handsome little man!

Mom told me about how they picked Nathan’s name, and it’s a wonderful story:
“It was a long road for us to have Nathan, and we couldn’t think of a more appropriate name. When we found out we were having a boy, it was then we named our little boy Nathan; it means ‘Gift from God.’ He is our angel.”

Robert & Karen, thank you for bringing your angel by to see me. He’s absolutely beautiful, and I truly hope to see him and to see you again soon.

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Thank you so much to Nathan’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Gilbertsville PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

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Baby Charlotte, 7 days young | Glenside PA Newborn Photographer

What a cutie! Charlotte Slade came to me 7 days after she was born at Abington Memorial Hospital, but even before that, I was excited to meet this little gal. Mom and Dad had already stopped by the studio before Charlotte was born to drop off Mom’s riding saddle to use in the newborn photos.

The day of the session, Charlotte was such a precious little bean! She was such a good sleeper, and we had an amazing session. She was also such a trooper when it came time to do pictures with the saddle. Mom REALLY wanted a very special image of her daughter with the saddle, so I had my fingers crossed that little Charlotte would cooperate with us. She was so good for us, and I’m in love with the end results!

The saddle image is a composite for baby safety (what a great keepsake!), and I know that’s a huge deal for Mom and Dad. Mom told me about getting the house safe for Charlotte:
When we found out we were pregnant, we thought it would be a good time to finish the upstairs renovations in our 95-year-old home. Everything had to be done—new walls, flooring, electrical, etc. Because I was pregnant, there were a ton of things I could no longer do. My parents came every Friday for months, driving 2 hours each way, to help tear down walls and scrape old paint. As we got closer to the end, it appeared we wouldn’t finish the last room, and George’s [Dad’s] parents came over every day for a week or two and did the entire room for us (from hanging sheet rock to painting trim). By the time Charlotte arrived, the entire upstairs was complete thanks to our parents. I felt so relieved knowing I would bring her home to a clean, safe home.

Jessica & George, thank you so much for letting me be a part of your lives and bringing Charlotte to come meet me. I’m so glad that we were able to get the images you wanted, and I look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

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Thank you so much to Charlotte’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Glenside PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

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Baby Brandon, 11 days young | Allentown PA Newborn Photographer

I couldn’t wait to meet little Brandon Troy after I did Mom and Dad’s maternity portraits. Mom and Dad were so excited to welcome this little man into the world! At last, Brandon came to see me 11 days after he was born at Lehigh Valley Hospital—and what a handsome devil he was! Look at that amazing hair—just to die for!

Brandon was such a great sleeper, so we were able to get everything Mom wanted done. He even got to try out my new pants set. (Is it not the cutest thing ever?!) I had a long chat with him before those shots, and he agreed not to poop in them.;)

We also made sure to get some great images with Mom’s sister and niece. It was important to Mom that we incorporated them into these portraits—they came all the way from Australia to be a part of this special time in Mom’s life!

In fact, Mom told me her sister was so important that even Brandon waited for her to arrive!
“My sister came from Australia to be with me. The night she arrived in the US, my contractions started. It was like the baby was waiting for her! Lol”

I adore the soft, teal tones Mom and I agreed on. I think it’s just dreamy with his skin color. But my favorite image is the pants set! Apparently, Mom and Dad loved it too—they purchased a large canvas of it.

Rasha & Nabil, thank you so much for letting me be part of this amazing time in your lives! I loved getting to meet your whole family, and I hope to see more of you!

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Thank you so much to Brandon’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Allentown PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

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Baby Andrew, 5 days young | Mount Laurel NJ Newborn Photographer

I always love seeing clients as their families grow! Andrew Kristofer came to me just 5 days after he was born at Virtua Voorhees, and he was so wonderful! It seems like just yesterday I was photographing his big sister, Avery.

Little Andrew was a much more cooperative newborn than his big sister! I was relieved that he had a little mercy on me and was a great sleeper (Mom and Dad joked with me as we reminisced about how awake Avery was during her session years ago). But Avery more than made up for it this session—she was one of the most polite, cooperative big sisters I’ve ever had in my studio! She held her little brother perfectly, and I was able to get some really great portraits of the two of them.

Mom told us that Avery was really excited about having a little brother, and she even knew Andrew was a boy before her parents did:
We originally thought we’d find out the sex but seemed to pass at every given opportunity. The tech even put the results in an envelope for us to open later, but we never did. It was so much fun to read into all the old wives tales to try and guess boy or girl. Once the bump appeared, more wagers were placed. It was almost a 50-50 split boy or girl. Oddly, our daughter leaned toward boy when talking about Baby Pickles (as the baby was fondly referred to in-utero). You’d think she’d want a little sister…

We kept the sex a secret all the way to delivery, much to my surprise. I often spoil surprises for myself, but not this one. Moments before birth, a nurse going from delivery to delivery came into our room and declared BOY from just a quick peek. She had already correctly guessed all the other surprises on the floor and was right for us, too. It was surreal. Our family was complete, and Avery had the little brother she’d been talking about for months!

Kris & Amanda, thank you so much for coming back to see me and for letting me be a part of this time in your lives. I know Avery is going to be a wonderful big sister, and I hope to see all of you again very soon. I can’t wait to see how you all grow together!

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Thank you so much to Andrew’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Mount Laurel NJ Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!